The Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial District, Chief Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo has so far facilitated over 60 capital projects across the three Local Government Areas (Brass, Nembe and Ogbia) which make up the senatorial district.
This was revealed via a statement made available to the public on Wednesday, 20th January 2022.
The projects between 2019 and 2020 range from supply and installation of solar-powered street lights at the General Hospital Igopiri in Ogbolomabiri, Nembe; supply and installation of a solar-powered borehole at Ogbolomabiri, Nembe LGA; supply and installation of solar-powered street lights in Mingi’s Quarters in Ogbolomabiri, Nembe LGA; supply and installation of solar-powered borehole at Akakuma-ama, Nembe LGA; and the supply and installation of solar-powered street lights at Bassambiri, Nembe LGA.
NAIJA LIVE TV was gathered that Degi also facilitated the construction of a concrete walkway at Illulu Bassambiri, Nembe LGA; supply and installation of solar-powered boreholes at Obiata, Agada, Akukuma, Fikoruma and Otumo-ama, all in Nembe LGA; construction of second Ebelele bridge at Elebele in Ogbia LGA, supply and installation of solar-powered boreholes at Emayal II, Ogbia LGA, supply and installation of solar-powered boreholes at Otuegwei I in Ogbia LGA, construction of recreational center at Okpoama in Brass LGA.
Going outside his immediate constituency, the lawmaker also facilitated the supply and installation of a solar-powered borehole at Oboleli in Southern Ijaw LGA of Bayelsa State.
Other projects he has facilitated include renovation of Okpo square and construction of Okpoama town hall both in Okpoama in Brass LGA; supply and installation of a solar-powered borehole at Liama and Sangana communities all in Brass LGA as well as the training and empowerment of over 300 persons from the senatorial district.
In the 2021 fiscal year, according to the statement, the lawmaker has also facilitated several projects, hinting that 80% of them have been completed and others in different stages of completion.
The projects are felling of trees/clearing of part of Ikensi Atubo, Obiata, Iselogono, Agrisaba, Okoroba, Opume link road in Ogbia and Nembe LGAs; construction of Ikensi, Obiata, Atubo, Okoroba, Opume link road-stone base stabilization and flood control in Ogbia/Nembe LGAs, Rehabilitation of King Olua 1 Palace at Oluasiri, Nembe LGA.
Others are the installation of solar-powered street lights at Sabatoru, Nembe LGA; shore protection with concrete at Agada-ama in Nembe LGA; construction of solar-powered borehole at Okpoama seaside, Brass LGA; construction of drainage at Ayakoro in Ogbia LGA; and the strategic youth empowerment and training program for over 200 youths in Brass, Nembe and Ogbia LGAs, among others.
It was further gathered that the Degi has also sponsored four bills and moved eight motions on the floor of the Senate, including a motion on the dualization of the East-West road, since his election in 2019.
The statement reads in part:
“Motions and bills sponsored and moved by distinguished senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, the senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial district at the 9th senate.
“Sponsored a Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of a Federal College Of Education Bassambiri, in Nembe LGA of Bayelsa State and the bill has been passed by the 9th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Sponsored a bill for the construction of Oil and Gas Research Center and a Museum in Oloibiri in Ogbia LGA of Bayelsa State and Mr. President granted it.
“Sponsored a Bill For An Act To Amend The Compulsory, Free Universal Basic Education Act Cap C52, Laws Of The Federation 2010, To Extend The Application Of The Act To All Children Of Senior Secondary School Age.
“Sponsored a Bill For An Act To Provide For The Establishment Of The National Mangrove Management Commission: For The Protection, Restoration And Regulation Of Activities In The Mangrove Ecosystem Of The Nigerian Coastlines; The Study And Practice Of Properly Developing, Utilizing, Managing And Conserving Portions Of Mangrove Settlements Consistent With The Principles Of Sustainable Development Within The Coastal Areas, And Other Allied Matters, 2020.
“Moved a motion for the establishment of Cottage Industries Across the 774 LGAs in Nigeria.
“Moved a motion urging the Federal Govt of Nigeria to classify the Yenegwe-Okaki-Kolo-Nembe-Brass road as a priority project to be completed before the end of 2023.
“Moved a motion for the Immediate Revival Of The Brass LNG Project in Brass Island, Brass LGA of Bayelsa state.
“Moved a motion on the dualization of the East-West Road.
” He made a good contribution to the Petroleum Industry Bill cum Act at the National Assembly.
“MATTERS OF URGENT PUBLIC IMPORTANCE (MOTIONS)
” Sponsored and moved a motion over the Oil Spill at Nembe, in Nembe LGA of Bayelsa. He urged the Federal Government to penalize oil companies responsible for the devastation of host Communities.
” Urgent need to check the operations of container-laden trucks and put in place regulations to secure the lives of road users.
“Urgent need to protect, restore and regulate activities in the mangrove ecosystem of the Nigerian coastlines and properly develop, utilize, manage and conserve portions of mangrove settlements consistent with the principles of sustainable development and environmental preservation.
“Matter of Urgent Public Importance “Terror by Sea Pirates in Bayelsa State”.
“Immediate take of Brass LNG Project
“Co-sponsored motions with other colleagues.
” Contributed to House Committee’s reports.
“Contributed to bills and motions.”
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